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With CBR's Big Ten Preview Week drawing to a close, it's time for our staff to give some bold predictions for the conference in the coming season.
Allen Kenney: I have a hard time seeing Michigan living up to expectations this year.
Brady Hoke had a helluva debut season, but living on the edge the way the Wolverines did last year is tough to sustain for two years in a row. Michigan went 3-1 in games decided by eight points or fewer. In one of those wins, the Sugar Bowl versus Virginia Tech, UM was nearly doubled in total yardage. Not to mention, the Wolverines feasted on turnovers. The Maize and Blue won't get all of those breaks this year.
The schedule is also appreciably harder this season. Michigan has road games against Ohio St., Nebraska, Notre Dame and a dangerous Purdue team to go along with the opener against Alabama at JerryWorld.
Even if Hoke fields a better team in 2012, I expect the Wolverines to take a step back in the win-loss column.
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All B1G coaches presser videos from today can be viewed here.
Transcript via B1G press release:
THE MODERATOR: We're joined by Head Coach Brady Hoke.
COACH HOKE: Number one, thanks to everybody here for coming and traveling and supporting the Big Ten Conference.
I can't tell you how excited we are as a team to be representing such a great league...
5-star RB Derrick Green (Richmond, Virginia) will be visiting Michigan this weekend and partaking in the BBQ at The Big House. Green is ranked as the #1 running back and #12 overall by rivals. He grew up a fan of Ohio State and Eddie George was his favorite player, which is the reason he wears #27. Green had been slated to attend Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights, but canceled...
Brady Hoke thinks he has a team capable of winning the Big Ten championship this season.
And they are going to do it without any extra help.
Although most coaches at Thursday's Big Ten media day left open the option of bringing in players from Penn State, Hoke told reporters that he won't take any Nittany Lions.
"I'll be lying if I didn't say we looked at...
In part one of this four part interview with Brady Hoke at Big Ten media day, Michigan’s second year headman discusses the offseason growth of many of his players, the development of Brennen Beyer, Ondre Pipkins’ weight loss, the Alabama match-up, injuries, and more.
In part two of this four part interview with Brady Hoke at Big Ten media day, Michigan’s second year headman discusses Denard, BWC and his penalty, night games, Devin playing 2 positions, Kovacs, Barnum, the RB situation, more.
As Big Ten media days wrap up in Chicago, here’s the latest news and information from around the web as it relates to the Michigan Wolverines. For the second straight year, a quarterback from the state of Michigan was the … Continue reading →
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan cornerback Terrence Talbott is leaving the team.
The school confirms Talbott's departure. He played in only two games last season as a sophomore after appearing in all 13 games as a freshman.
Talbott had 15 tackles as a freshman. He played on special teams last season.
Michigan senior QB, Denard Robinson showed a different side of himself today as the keynote speaker at the 2012 B1G Kickoff Luncheon.
Michigan players Denard Robinson, Taylor Lewan and Jordan Kovacs hit the TV stand yesterday at Big 10 Media Day in Chicago yesterday. Here is some bonus footage of the trio as they talked about the Michigan State rivalry, Ohio State, Michigan’s WR corps, senior leadership, and more.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — It was a busy day at the Spiece Fieldhouse Friday for the GRBA Nationals in the final weekend of the NCAA live evaluation period. There were many Michigan targets in action, and UMHoops was on hand to catch most of them. The focus of the day was on two of the three 2014 prospects with Michigan offers — Keita Bates-Diop and Trevon Blueitt.
These are highly subject to change. Brady Hoke remarked at Media Day that UM was picked fifth in their division a year ago; and just outside the top 25 in the year they won their last national title- 1997.
So maybe these rankings don’t really mean all that much? Of course, that won’t stop you from reading them and commenting, right?
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L-R: Ondre Pipkins, Royce Jenkins-Stone, James Ross, Kyle Kalis, Erik Magnuson at the 2012 Army All-Star Game.
Not that we need to obsess to much, but useful media guide info is gushing out of the B1G media days in Chicago. Here's the heights and weights for all of Michigan's incoming freshmen. You're welcome.
OL Blake Bars, 6-5, 282
LB Joe Bolden, 6-2, 224